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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    This last post on the Micklehurst Loop completes the journey to Diggle and takes us to the mouths of the Standedge tunnels and Diggle Station. We completed our walk in January but returned in April to take a few pictures at the site of what was once Diggle Station. ...
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    Uganda Railways

    The Kampala to Bombo Narrow Gauge Railway - A Stronach-Dutton Roadrail Railway in Uganda in the 1920s. At the insistence of the Governor of Uganda an independent novel rail system was tried out in the early 1920s. The trial resulted in the building of a line between Kampala and Bombo which...
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    Uganda Railways

    This is the last post based around the book by M.F. Hill which was published in 1949 just as the Tanganyika and Kenya/Uganda networks became one organisation. It cover the Second World War and the few years immediately after. ...
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    Uganda Railways

    Sugar Factory Branches near Kisumu, Kenya An on-line acquaintance has recently pointed out that the tenth article in this series about the Uganda Railway is incomplete in that it omits to cover two branch-lines which serve Sugar Cane Mills/Factories. I have returned to the trip along the Uganda...
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    An addendum to the post about the third length of the Micklehurst Loop which covers a 1963 image contributed by Keith Norgrove and some further information about Mossley Gas Works and its sidings. ..... https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/03/09/the-micklehurst-loop-part-3a
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    Since publishing the first three articles about the Micklehurst Loop. I have had a trickle feed of comments, particularly about the Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard. This short addendum to the first article seeks to bring those items together in one place. It is the fourth addendum to that first...
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    The third length of the Micklehurst Loop takes us from Micklehurst Passenger Station House to Chew Valley Road Bridge in Greenfield. ...... https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/22/the-micklehurst-loop-part-3
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    Uganda Railways

    The Great Depression and the Coming War ... https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/18/the-kenya-and-uganda-railways-and-harbours-the-great-depression-and-years-of-argument
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    This is the second length of the Micklehurst Loop. It covers the length between Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard and Micklehurst Passenger Station building. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/21/the-micklehurst-loop-part-2
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    Another addendum to my post on the first length of the Micklehurst Loop which includes, among other things, the two CEGB locomotives which served the coal facilities at the Staley and Millbrook Goods Yard...
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    A second addendum to my first post about the Micklehurst Loop. Just a few days after I completed addendum 1A about the first length of The Micklehurst Loop and particularly about Staley and Millbrook Station and Goods Yard, I heard from James Ward who recollected some photographs taken by his...
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    Uganda Railways

    The Uganda Railway and it's Gilded Years - 1924-1928 The railway saw significant increases in turnover and working profit in the years prior to the Great Depression http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/06/the-uganda-railway-the-gilded-years-1924-1928
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    Uganda Railways

    The Uganda Railway after WW1. ..... In the years immediately after WW1, further European settlement was encouraged and 'European' electoral areas were set up. By 1921, the Census revealed the European population of the EAP to be 9,651 and the Indian population to be 22,822. ...
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    Uganda Railways

    The Uganda Railway during the Great War. ... "The Uganda Railway" was essential to the sustenance of the East Africa Protectorate and the Uganda Protectorate during WW1. It suffered greatly from lack of maintenance during those critical years...
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    This is a short addendum to my first article about the Micklehurst Loop, promoted by a few emails from an online acquaintance, Tony Jervis. .... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/05/the-micklehurst-loop-part-1a
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    The Micklehurst Loop (UK)

    In the last two weeks of January 2021 my wife and I followed the length of the Micklehurst Loop from Stalybridge to Diggle. We had been looking for new local walks to undertake in the spirit of lockdown. The route proved to be a gem. Each day that we walked we travelled along part of the Loop...
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    Altrincham Gas Works Tramway (UK)

    This short railway ran along Moss Lane in Altrincham, my home town. I came across it on an IRS email group and wanted to find out more. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/01/15/altrincham-gas-works-tramway
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    Uganda Railways

    The Uganda Railway at the beginning of 20th century. Further reflections on the Uganda Railway and the book, "Permanent Way" written by M.F. Hill. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/12/26/the-uganda-railway-at-the-beginning-of-20th-century
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    Uganda Railways

    A while back I started this thread to cover the Uganda Railway, its construction and history, as well as surveying the length of the line through Kenya and Uganda. At the end of 2020 I acquired copies of the 2 volume series compiled by M.F. Hill entitled 'Permanent Way'. These two books were...
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    Moved By Steam. ................

    I have just finished reading the first of two volumes by Richard Inwood and Mike Smith. It is a Silver Link publication. This is just a short review of the book. ... http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/12/10/moved-by-steam-by-richard-inwood-and-mike-smith "Published by Silver Link Publishing Ltd in...




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